Intention recognition, commitment and the evolution of cooperation

The Anh Han, Luís Moniz Pereira, Francisco C. Santos

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    Abstract

    Individuals make commitments towards others in order to influence others to behave in certain ways. Most commitments may depend on some incentive that is required to ensure that the action is in the agent's best interest and thus, should be carried out to avoid eventual penalties. Similarly, individuals may ground their decision on an accurate assessment of the intentions of others. Hence, both commitments and intention recognition go side by side in behavioral evolution. Here, we analyze the role played by the co-evolution of intention recognition plus the emergence of commitments, in the framework of the evolution of cooperative behavior. We resort to tools of evolutionary game theory in finite populations, showing how the combination of these two aspects of human behavior can enhance the emergent fraction of cooperative acts under a broad spectrum of configurations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Print)9781467315098
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012
    Event2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 10 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    Name2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012

    Conference

    Conference2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
    Abbreviated titleCEC 2012
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period10/06/1215/06/12

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